Fancy trying your hand at archaeology? Want to learn more about the history of your local community? In 2018, University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), working in partnership with Rutland County Council and the Market Bosworth Society, have two exciting opportunities for volunteers to take part in community archaeology projects. Oakham Castle Community Dig (18th […]
A new exhibition has opened at Stonehenge which reveals what the builders of this ancient monument cooked and ate.
Feast! displays a collection of rare finds including the skull of an aurochs, a now extinct species of wild cattle. You can also see decorated Neolithic pots used in the preparation of pork and beef dishes and a rare complete bronze cauldron from 700BC that featured as a centrepiece of late Bronze Age ceremonial feasts.
In the final session of this course, we discussed the transition from the Bronze Age into the Iron Age. This is a period which, in the Near East and the Mediterranean, has been linked to a cultural collapse, the causes for which are sometimes deemed to be due to the Sea Peoples, but which may be multi-causal.
This video reviews the evidence for the Bronze Age using examples from the Channel 4 series ‘Time Team’: